The platform wars of the late eighties and early nineties divided a generation. We’ve had; The Stones or The Beatles, Coke or Pepsi now it was Sega or Nintendo.
It was Nintendo, they dominated their rivals again and again. They had the must have games; Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong and Duck Hunt. Sega’s original figurehead, a small boy chomping on a hamburger didn’t really cut the mustard. However the bigwigs at S H.Q had something their competitors didn’t – speed and in Sonic a mascot to go head to head with the mustachioed plumber. The blue hedgehog was the shot in the arm they needed, a much called for injection of kinetic energy.
Sonic and Sega where synonymous with excitement, a slapdash…
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